Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Salary
$20.50/Hour with paid time off
Posted
May 05, 2022
Closes
Jun 04, 2022
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Part Time

The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist supports peers who are in recovery from a substance use disorder. They will work with participants of the Ramsey County Treatment Courts and serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. The Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share their personal recovery story and develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships.

This position is specifically for candidates who have or are seeking Peer Recovery Specialist Certification, have a history of a diagnosed substance use disorder, and are willing to openly share their recovery experiences. Those applying for the position should be able to understand and articulate the role and duties of a Peer Recovery Specialist.

Competencies:

  • Basic office and computer skills required, including use of Microsoft Office and ability to utilize databases
  • Preferred experience in facilitation of curriculum-based group programming, such as Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP)
  • Willingness to be flexible with scheduling to meet with peers and stakeholders and facilitate supportive groups
  • Fluency in Spanish/Karen/Hmong, spoken and written, preferred
  • Knowledge of various Ramsey County substance abuse recovery support services

Requirements:

  • Certified Peer Recovery Specialist through the Minnesota Certification Board (or ready to obtain certification within six months)
  • Personal experience with successful sobriety and/or recovery for at least one year
  • Pass pre-employment background check
  • Ascribe to and champion The Difference Principles

JusticePoint is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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